jim dandy

Pletcher Hoping To ‘Sharpen’ Vino Rosso For Distance Cutback In Jim Dandy

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Vino Rosso turned in his final work for next weekend’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Saturday morning over Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track in company with Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney-bound Tapwrit. Vino Rosso, fourth to Justify in the Belmont Stakes last time out, and 2017 Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit went the first quarter-mile in 25 […]

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Out Of Training, Audible To Get Complete Physical In Kentucky

Third-place Kentucky Derby finisher Audible has been sent to Kentucky for a physical exam, trainer Todd Pletcher told the Daily Racing Form Monday. Last week, Audible’s connections — the same as Triple Crown contender Justify’s owners’ group — decided to reroute the colt from a start in the Belmont to a summer campaign. Monday, Pletcher […]

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Giuseppe The Great Available To ‘Take The Shot’ In Pegasus After Allowance Score

Grade 1-placed Giuseppe the Great returned to winning form Sunday at Gulfstream Park, prevailing by a neck in the featured third race, a $50,000 entry-level allowance. The Nick Zito-trained 3-year-old colt’s six most recent starts had come in graded stakes, including a third-place finish in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and second-place finishes in the Jim Dandy (G2) […]

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Cloud Computing Confirmed; All Three Triple Crown Race Winners To Enter Mid-Summer Derby

Trainer Chad Brown confirmed Monday morning that Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Grade 1 Preakness winner Cloud Computing will enter the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday, August 26 at Saratoga. By Maclean’s Music, a son of multiple graded stakes winner Distorted Humor, Cloud Computing impressively won his debut […]

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Good Samaritan, Giuseppe The Great On To Travers; Pletcher ‘Proud’ Of Always Dreaming

Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy winner Good Samaritan came out of the race in good shape, according to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, and is headed to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 26. The Harlan’s Holiday colt’s first start on dirt after six career starts on turf worked out well, and […]

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Good Samaritan Tries Dirt, Bests Two Classic Winners In Jim Dandy

WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, and SF Racing Group’s Good Samaritan upset both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, flying from last-to-first in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths. The sophomore son of Harlan’s Holiday, who had never raced on the […]

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Jerry Bossert’s Saratoga Selections: Saturday, July 29

Jerry Bossert is providing handicapping selections for each day of the 2017 Saratoga Thoroughbred meet. Racing writer and handicapper for the New York Daily News from 1994-2014, Bossert is a manager for Darby Development, owners of Monmouth Park, at their Favorites at Hillsborough off-track wagering facility in New Jersey. Follow Jerry on Twitter @JerryBossert SARATOGA SELECTIONS […]

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Weekend Lineup: Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line

There are three “Win and You’re In” contests on this weekend’s loaded graded stakes schedule, two are on Sunday: the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park offers a Breeders’ Cup berth to the Classic, while the G1 Clement Hirsch at Del Mar offers the same to the Distaff. The G1 Bing Crosby on Saturday […]

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Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing? Spector admits that certain logistical problems likely stand in […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Solid,’ Cloud Computing ‘Great’ In Final Preps For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez guided the Bodemeister colt through splits of 13.93 […]

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